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Composition & Design Concepts for Successful Paintings
Evening Talk
by Colley Whisson


September 7, 2016

Modern Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

September 8 -11 , 2016


Colley's students will be learning techniques to paint subjects such as Landscapes, Interiors, Seascapes and Urban Scenes. With Colley's easy going nature he will help guide you towards producing works that are bold, confident, and skilfully handled paintings filled with light.  Students will be covering topics such as edges, tonal values, composition, brushwork, color saturation and focal points. We will be experimenting with techniques that will allow us to infuse abstract brush treatment into a realistic image.


Colley will perform one of his ''Still Life'' demonstrations to show the importance of why we need to be well rehearsed in the basics which will then allow us to create individual works of art. Colley's workshops are conducted in an inspirational, interactive and positive environment. The workshop will be conducted in a step-by-step process. We will paint from 9 am - 4 pm daily.
Acrylic painters are welcome too!


Colley Whisson is an internationally recognized artist born and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. He held his first Solo Exhibition at the age of 24, and he is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia's finest young Impressionist painters.


To see more of Colley's work, visit his website at:

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Price: $535
Supply list sent after registration

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Colley will present a talk on strategies to improve the way one looks at the world around us. With composition and design being a fundamental component to our progress as an artist. It all starts with our ability to translate shapes and lines into exciting compositions. Colley will focus on focal points, directional lines, balance, edges and the importance of tonal values to enhance the finished painting.

To see more of Colley's work, visit his website at:


Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Price: $20

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Mouth Atomized Watercolor
with Ryan Fox

September 18th , 2016


Painting the Still Life
With Michael Klein

October 22 - 24 , 2016


The mouth atomizer is a device that is used to spray watercolor paint, ink, or other liquids evenly over a surface.

A traditional, non-aerosol way to apply paint, the mouth atomizer functions like an airbrush powered by your breath.  The atomizing technique creates an atmospheric effect that is difficult to achieve with a brush.   It is also to add texture to foregrounds and buildings as well as create entire paintings in an impressionistic pointillism style.

Students will create a painting by masking and spraying colors onto watercolor paper.  After an instructor discussion about value choices and color choices, students will embark on an artistic journey using a unique painting tool.

No watercolor experience necessary.  Students are welcome to bring their own reference material or can copy the instructors painting.


To see more of Ryan's work, visit his website at:


Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 1:00pm to 8:00pm (there will be a break for dinner)

Price: $90 each Max. 8 students

($80 for WSNC Members)

To register for the workshop contact Ryan at (919) 645-8345 or at

This workshop is designed to introduce you to an advanced approach to Klein's floral painting and still life method. Due to the fleeting nature often associated with flowers, the instructor will walk you through his process for capturing the essence of this difficult subject.


The artist will start each day with a demonstration discussing basic principles of the block-in and getting the gesture of the setup.  From there, Klein will show you how to plan several steps ahead in your painting to achieve the highest level of finish throughout the three day course. There will be emphasis given to developing the painting, combining the use of optical observation and conceptual form rendering techniques. On the final day we will go back into our paintings and learn how to render the subtle effects that occur in nature.

Just for oil painters.

To see more of Michael's work go to:

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio $ Gallery

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm (break for lunch 12:15pm to 1:00pm)

Price: $540

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Light, Space and Composition
By Maggie Siner


December 2 - 5, 2016


Japan Fabric, 24 x 28 ins, oil on linen

Every Day Painting
By Lisa Daria

November 5 - 6 , 2016


Composition is essential to good painting.  It creates expression, structure and finally, meaning in painting.   The pictorial principles of composition involve much more than a system of rules or the simple placement of objects.  In fact, the best compositions manage to break all the rules.  Composition concerns the entire relationship of parts to whole, from the individual brushstroke to the largest shapes. Most importantly, it is about the distribution of light and the construction of space and movement inside the rectangle.  In this workshop we will use still life to explore compositional ideas  through the use of color, the organization of value, the manipulation of pictorial space, and the gesture of mark-making.

Maggie Siner began her studies at the Art Students League in NYC in 1968, graduated from Boston University (BFA) and American University (MFA), and has lived for extended periods in France, China and Italy.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums for 30 years and is in hundreds of collections around the world.  She has taught extensively nationally and internationally.


To see more of Maggie's work, visit his website at:


Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: Friday: 6pm to 9pm

          Saturday-Monday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price:  $510

Supply list sent after registration

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I mark each day with a painting.
After 2100 days (including Christmas) I've no intention of stopping. I use painting as an insistent act of documentation and with it, record weeks, months, and years. Collectively, painting for me, becomes a timeline of choices and happenstance.


Having cancer as a young adult, I discovered living is not just surviving. I want to embrace each day, no matter how typical, so without excuse or hesitation, I begin each day by painting. The on-going nature of my practice leaves me rooting for the next day, while the parameters of my work keep me focused on the simplicities of my immediate surroundings. The small, intimate
paintings of ordinary subjects create a structural framework of self-preservation. Each of these daily exercises is a vital 

component of the project’s ongoing, infinite progression.


My two-day workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques I use to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic paint students will
discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated. Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image making skills. I will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth. The class will delve into the principles of design, composition, value and color. We will examine color mixing, mark making and personal voice. Lastly we will discuss practical strategies to painting every day (or almost every day).


To see more of Lisa's work, visit her website at:


Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price:  $350

Supply list sent after registration

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Sketchbook to Studio
by Iain Stewart

April 9-11, 2016

Watercolor Pouring Workshop
with Ryan Fox

March 20th, 2016


How to paint Fast, Loose and Bold!
By Patti Mollica

April 14-16, 2013

Still Life Oil Painting and Online Art Marketing.
By Qian Huang

Feb. 24-26, 2013

Modern Impressionism
In Oil
By Colley Whisson

​May 7 and 8, 2013

Loose Florals
in Watercolors
By Ken Hobson


September 16, 2013


Oil Painting with Maggie Siner


December 6-8, 2013



Red Hangers, 2009, 30 x 36 ins, oil on linen

Follow your HeART!
By Ann Etheridge


Feb. 25, 2014


Loosen Up!
By Patti Mollica


March 14-17, 2014


Golden Acrylics Lecture/Demo
By Phil Garrett


March 6, 2014


Studio Landscape Painting
By Donna Bland


April 28-29, 2014


Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

​Sept. 18-21, 2014


Color and Shape
by Maggie Siner


November 14-17, 2014




Table, Chair and Tray, 2013, 28 x 30, oil

The Hidden Order and
The Language of Painting
by Maggie Siner


November 14, 2014



Blue Vase and Tomatoes, 20 x 25, oil on linen

Loose Florals
in Watercolors
by Ken Hobson


December  9, 2014

Still Life with
Qiang Huang

January 24-26, 2015

Watercolor Batik
by Ryan Fox

February 1 and 15, 2015

Alla Prima
Figure Painting
by David Shevlino

March. 7-10, 2015

Bending Reality - Color Theory, Schemes and Strategies!
by Patti Mollica

April 28-29, 2015

Landscape Painting:
Beyond the Photograph
by Peter Fiore


May 31 - June 2, 2015

Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

October 3-6 , 2015


The Touch of the Brush:
and Gestural Unity in Painting
by Maggie Siner


November 19-22, 2015


Table with Reds, 2013, 26 x 28 ins, oil on linen

Abstract Painting:
Bigger, Faster,
Fresher, Looser.
by David Kessler

May 14-15, 2016